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  • October 20, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Broadway Comes to Peace William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE "Broadway Comes to Peace" Concert featuring Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, to the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Carolann is a professional singer, actress and vocal technician/coach. She has been seen all over the United States as Marian in the first national tour of The Music Man and internationally as Maria in the European and Asian tours of West Side Story. She was was thrilled to appear as a soloist with the Naples Philharmonic Pops Orchestra for The Music of Marvin Hamlisch last April and to have had the pleasure of performing the role of Gwen in Bob Clyman’s play The Exceptionals as a part of Florida Repertory Theatre’s Play Lab Series in May. Favorite credits include High Society (Tracy Lord) at TheatreZone, Les Miserables (Cosette) at Flat Rock Playhouse, Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at Artpark,  Sweeney Todd (Johanna) and West Side Story (Maria) at Sacramento Music Circus, A Little Night Music (Anne) at South Coast Repertory,  Encore’s No, No Nanette at New York City Center, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy) at The Cape Playhouse, Urinetown (Hope) at the Geva Theatre, Barnum (Jenny Lind) at Westchester Broadway, and Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel) at the Fulton Theatre. Carolann is an adjunct voice professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and currently splits her time between NYC and SWFL. Lauren is currently a visiting professor of Musical Theatre at William Peace University. As an actress she has a appeared on Broadway as Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot, in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, in Side Show as Daisy Hilton, and in Les Miserables as Fantine. Also, Cinderella at New York City Opera and Off-Broadway she starred in Vanities and Good Ol' Girls. In London: Trevor Nunn's revival of South Pacific as Nellie Forbush at The Royal National Theatre. Lauren starred opposite Val Kilmer in The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. She starred in pre-Broadway production of Lone Star Love with Randy Quaid. Other new works and premieres: Zelda Fitzgerald in Frank Wildhorn's Waiting For The Moon (LENAPE, Barrymore Award Nom. for Best Actress), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Nom. for Best Actress), White Christmas, Breakfast At Tiffany's (St. Louis MUNY), Hot Shoe Shuffle (TUTS), The Trumpet of the Swan (The Kennedy Center) and The Last Five Years (Northlight). She has also done a National Tour in Sunset Boulevard as Betty Schaeffer. Both her new album Here And Now and her debut album Lauren Kennedy Songs Of Jason Robert Brown have both received rave reviews and are available on PS Classics. Lauren is the Artistic Director at Hot Summer Night's At The Kennedy. She is most proud of her daughter Riley. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring North Carolina musicians, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. PRE-RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THE SHOW IS SOLD OUT. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
  • October 22, 2014 Career Connections William Peace University's Office of Career Services is delighted to offer "Career Connections" -- a series of undergraduate and graduate panels -- designed to connect alumni and community mentors with WPU students. Alumni and community mentors discuss their career paths. The event also connects students with professionals for career information, networking, internship(s) and job leads. Alumni interested in volunteering to sit on a professional panel as a Career Mentor should email Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services. Students interested in attending should sign up with Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services, by sending her an email with your name, student ID#, major and class year. view Event
  • October 23, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Verity Asset Management A Special Event for WPU Faculty & Staff Does your financial future scare you? Halloween may be just around the corner, but you don’t have to let retirement planning give you the creeps! WPU Faculty and Staff are invited to learn all about the University Retirement Plan (403B) from Verity Asset Management October 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. You bring your lunch. We’ll bring the dessert and beverages! WPU FACULTY & STAFF ONLY, REGISTER HERE view Event

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Peace College Wins State Title in

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 29, 2010) – For the fourth-straight year, a Peace College team has won the state championship in the "HR Games," a collegiate competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.   Peace’s "White Team" defeated a …

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Athletic Recruit Weekend Canceled

Due to the impending inclement weather that is forecast for Raleigh tomorrow, February 13, the Peace College Athletic Recruit Weekend has been canceled.    If you have any questions regarding the cancelation of Athletic Recruit Weekend, please contact Kelly McEleney, …

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Peace Rallies to Defeat Angels

Peace College (8-13, 4-11 USAS) pulled out of a double-digit first half deficit to defeat Meredith (6-13, 5-9 USAS) for the second time this season.  Senior leader LeAnne Horne came alive after the break to help the Pacers snap a …

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Calling All Peace College Basketball Alumnae

Whether you were a Green Giant, member of The Pride, or a Pacer, its time to head back to the hardwood.  The Peace College basketball team will host an alumnae game Saturday, February 6, in the Hermann Student Center gymnasium.  …

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Pacers Take Angels

Raleigh, NC — The Peace College (5-7, 2-5 USAS) basketball team rallied in the second half to upset cross-town rival Meredith College (4-7, 3-3 USAS) 76-72 in today’s USA South pairing.  Sophomore Pacer Karissa Herring recorded a career-high 33 points to …

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Peace Pacers Launch New Website!

Visit www.gopeacepacers.org to check out the new site!   The Peace College Pacers recently launched a new website. Peace College partnered with PrestoSports to redesign the athletics website.    The new site coordinates with the current peace.edu site and the …

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Pacers Avenge the Angels

Raleigh, NC-The Peace College volleyball squad moved ahead of cross-town rival Meredith College in conference standings tonight with a strong 3-1 win at home.  The teams were tied for sixth going into tonight’s USA South match.   Peace opened round …

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Crook Named USA South Volleyball Rookie of the Week

Peace College volleyball first-year Bree Crook of Reno, Nev., was named the USA South’s Rookie of the Week for her production in four matches this week. Crook averaged 7.3 assists, 3.4 digs and 0.7 kills per set last week as …

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Pacers Take The Pride

Raleigh, NC-The Peace College volleyball team defeated Greensboro College 3-2 for their first-ever win against The Pride in seventeen tries.  This marked Peace’s first conference win of the season and the team improved to 5-8 overall.  Greensboro dropped to 3-12 …

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Peace Athletics Opens 2009-10 Season This Week

Peace athletics opens the 2009-10 academic year this week, with cross country, soccer and volleyball teams engaging in their first competitions of the year. Please come out and support your Pacers! The cross country squad opens its season on Tuesday, …

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